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IMSA Races at VIR Aug 17-19
Summer Picnic Aug 26
Autocross #5 Sep 8
FSR Fall Fun Run Sep 8
New Member Event Sep 22
Tip Top breakfast Sep 29
Fall Fling Oct 20–21
Planning Meeting Nov 9



Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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Devil's Backbone photo The PorschePlatz at VIR Turn 4 2018 Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship
and PorschePlatz at VIR

Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship races at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) will take place August 17–19. The main race day is Sunday, August 19. Zone 2 will sponsor a PorschePlatz and Corral. For more information and to buy tickets for the races and PorschePlatz, click here.

Devil's Backbone photo The Market at Grelen 2018 Summer Picnic:

If it's summer time, it must be picnic time! Start your engines on Sunday, August 26 and join in a scenic drive from one of three locations to the Market at Grelen at 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset, VA, 22972 (map):

  • the drivers' meeting for Charlottesville and points west will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard store at 2151 Richmond Rd., Rt. 250 East, beyond the 64 interchange (map) at 11:15 AM (drive begins at 11:30 AM).
  • the drivers' meeting for Richmond and points east will take place in the Pickel Barrel parking lot (12912 Plaza Dr., Henrico) (map) at 10:15 AM (drive begins at 10:30 AM).
  • or, chart your own course! Lunch will be served around 12:30 PM. Grelen advises using Mapquest or Google maps, rather than GPS.

We'll feast and bask in the sunshine or stay high and dry beneath the tent if Mother Nature decides otherwise! Grelen features farm to table cuisine, stellar views, miles of hiking trails, and pick your own fruit orchards. The cost, of $25 per person, includes a chance to win one of three terrific door prizes in addition to your meal (choice of two wraps either curried chicken salad or Southwest steak, Southern potato salad, chips, homemade ice cream, and iced tea). A vegetarian option (mushroom wrap) is available upon request. Beer and wine are available at an additional cost. To register on-line via, click here by August 18 .

Note for gravel-phobes: Google maps will route you via Lovers Lane, which is a gravel road. If you join the caravans, the only gravel road will be the last 0.1 mile at Grelen. Dedicated parking is on grass.

Questions? Contact Marty Doherty at or (434) 981-8969.

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autocross photo Autocross #5 at Verona:

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA on Saturday, September 8 for our fifth and final official autocross of 2018 at the Augusta County Government Center (map) in Verona (driving directions).

Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and "other" brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers are provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine. You can register and pay online (click here) or at the event. Fees for the event are: PCA member $25, non-PCA member $30.

Event schedule:

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30 AM
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00 AM
  • First car off at 11:30 AM

Adult participants and spectators must sign the PCA insurance waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event and by clicking here.

First Settlers Region (FSR) Fall Fun Run:

The First Settlers Region invites you to join the FSR Fall Fun Run on Saturday, September 8. It will start at Euroclassics Porsche in Midlothian, VA (map). The planned route is about 100 miles long and should take about 2 1/4 hours. There will be some twisty roads in the middle, and there will be a break. The destination is Tyer's home in Waterview, VA on the Rappahannock River, for catered BBQ and fried chicken. A registration link will be posted here soon. The planned entry fee is $20 per person. Check the FSR website for updates.


  • 10–11 AM: Light brunch of fruit, pastry, coffee, etc. at Euroclassics Porsche
  • 11 AM: Driver's meeting
  • 11:15 AM: First group out
  • 1:15 PM: Arrive at destination

Questions? Ed Merry at

fall fling logo Fall Fling!

Cole Scrogham and Madison Automotive Apprentices (MAAP) invite you to their 2018 Fall Fling in Harrisonburg, VA on October 20—21 (Saturday and Sunday). This is an event you don't want to miss! They will have a banquet at Hotel Madison with a special guest speaker, tours of MAAP, a low competition car show, time to explore Harrisonburg and the Farmer's Market, and experience the unique cuisine the town has to offer and much more!

Tours will be from surrounding areas in Virginia and end in Harrisonburg at the downtown pavilion right next to the Farmer's Market. Take a stroll along the sidewalk and venture right into the heart of downtown. With so much to do and see, you'll want to come back every year! We hope to see you soon!

For more information and a detailed itinerary, click here.